There are no legal fees for applying to get a judicial bypass for abortion in Florida. If you want the court to assign a lawyer to help you, that will be at no cost to you (See Do I need a lawyer? for more information.)
At some courthouses, you may need to pay for parking.
You will have to pay for your clinic appointments related to the procedure. If you are unable to pay for your abortion, there are local and national funding networks that may be able to help you. See the list below. You should also ask your abortion provider if they can help with funding.
- National Abortion Federation: 1-800-772-9100
- Planned Parenthood: 1-800-230-7526
- Florida Access Network: Florida-wide Support
- Emergency Medical Assistance Inc.: Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast
- Broward Women’s Emergency Fund: Broward County
- Women’s Emergency Network: Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties
- Tampa Bay Abortion Fund: Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk Counties
- What is a judicial bypass for abortion?
- Where do I go to get a judicial bypass?
- What forms do I need?
- What will the judge consider?
- Do I need a lawyer?
- How long does it take to get a judicial bypass?
- Does it cost money to get a judicial bypass?
- Will anyone know if I get a judicial bypass for abortion?
- What kinds of questions will the judge ask me?
- What do I wear to court?
- What happens if my hearing is scheduled during a school day?
- Does the other person involved in my pregnancy have a say about whether I choose to have an abortion?
- Do I have to be a US citizen to have an abortion? What if I don’t speak English well?
- Can I change my mind after I get the bypass?
- What if the judge denies my request for a bypass?